Category Archives: A Grain of Sand

Traveling through Time

     I was a clueless California city girl when the professor leading our field trip pulled our van to a stop along the highway that leads through Zion National Park in southern Utah. We spilled out of the vehicles and … Continue reading

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Breakfast and a Newborn Basalt

The thing about lava is that it’s a lot harder to find than the movies lead you to believe. Sure, sometimes volcanoes explode in massive, deadly explosions, and sometimes there is actually some lava involved in such explosions. But more … Continue reading

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Feeling the Earth

There is a place along the lonely road of Interstate 15 in the desert heat of southern Utah that I fell in love with as a child. I think I’m just about the only one who loved it. My mother … Continue reading

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Wahoo!-5

This is the last part in series I wrote about my time at field camp in college. You can read the previous parts here. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think. It was the last day of … Continue reading

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Wahoo! 4-A Rock is a Rock

This is the fourth part in a short series from my time at field camp in college. You can read previous parts here. The last part will be posted next week.  I was alone, and things could have been better.  Like … Continue reading

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Wahoo!-3 The Test

This is the third part in a short series from my time at field camp in college. Look for the next parts in the coming weeks. You can read previous parts here.  I sat on a rock on the side … Continue reading

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Wahoo!-2 Iron Springs Sandstone

This is the second part in a short series from my time at field camp in college. Look for the next parts in the coming weeks. You can read part one here.  It was lunchtime and we were no longer … Continue reading

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